I hired Justin Kurtz as our chef several months ago. I was at a crossroads with Babette’s and my own role in the restaurant. I had turned over the kitchen a couple of times over the years to people who had been on my staff and they took the role as Chef de Cuisine or […]
Babette’s Cafe has been recognized recently by Open Table as a Diner’s Choice Thank you to everyone who takes the time to review us! It matters!
It’s going to be a busy weekend at the restaurant. We’re fully booked with people who preplan – thank you – this weekend for Valentine’s Day A busy weekend in the restaurant will end better if I start with comfortable shoes. They might be ugly though.
I scrub the faucet handles on the hand sink in the kitchen. There are instructions on the food handling tests that the Chef, Sous and Manager have to take in Georgia that tell us all how to wash our hands. It instructs for how long and for us to let the water run while grabbing a paper […]
The first time I brought my daughter to the restaurant she was in a car carrier and I placed her into a steam well in the kitchen while I prepped. She was three weeks old. She slept and I was euphoric that I could roll out pastry dough, bake tarts, cut meat and put soup on […]
The glamorous life of a restaurant chef/owner… Sunday: A thermostat for our heaters on the back deck was not working very well. The heaters were clicking on and off. We’re a restaurant in Atlanta, in January. We need our heaters if we want to use our lovely deck. Monday: I called my Heating & Air […]
I was recently at an industry event with a panel of chefs and restaurateurs answering questions about their successes, failures, challenges, etc. One audience member asked why there were no women on the panel. The host of the event stood and said they would be having another event with just women chefs later in the […]
I have a wonderful neighbor who needed some help. She purchased everything for a dinner party through our “Pantry”. When she came to our home to borrow some soup bowls, she was nervous. I sent some instructions home with her. She said the evening was magical! Bread Service: Sprinkle a litte water on the top […]
It is with great trepidation and the utmost respect for all of you who been my champions over the years, that I announce I am bringing our Sunday Brunch to a close. Our last brunch will be October 26, 2014. It is also with a little glee. I’m looking forward to CBS Sunday Morning in […]
Some people love valet parking…..Drive up, toss your keys to the guy in the logo shirt and go on in. They are right. Some people hate valet parking. They think it is an extra expense, an invasion of the privacy of their space, takes too long, they are better at parking their own car, they […]